Mommy of two (ages 8 & 5)
ERICKA SYMONETTE, CHIEF FASHIONALITY OFFICER
Graduated from: Howard University, Washington, DC (BBA-Marketing); Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA (Master of Education degree)
Married to: Joshua (awesome guy!)
Loves to: Shop, dance, Zumba, listen to 90s music, blog, teach, read good books, watch TV in bed, watch good movies, spend time with my family and friends, hang with the HOT Mamas, make people laugh, help women feel good about themselves, read Lucky magazine, be CREATIVE!
Motherhood is like: depositing money into the bank . . . the more you put into it the more you get out of it!!! 😉 Make good investments!
Best mommy advice to share:
Do something special for YOURSELF……OFTEN! Learn to hold a conversation WITHOUT mentioning your kids. Set yourself free from the opinions of people who don’t matter. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new styles (don’t be too predictable and boring). Recreate yourself……OFTEN! ALWAYS make time for hanging with your girlfriends….it makes you a better, happier mom!
Favorite Movies: Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Sex and the City, The Bourne trilogy, The Italian Job, Four Brothers
Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson)